|herzog - ocean! be our blanket [12rec.039] - Bill Bawden|
I recognized young Herzog a bit later than I could have. Being an important part of the Welsh Serein-collective, he contributed a wonderful piece of electro-acoustic ambient for the second label compilation OIO which, in a whole, was enjoyed a lot at the 12rec. world headquarter. We got the Crepusculum EP in the pipe and planned to add a remix to give Fred Batys' folklore music a decent electric twist...
Keywords: herzog; Bill Bawden; 12rec; 12rec.net; electronic; electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 25,426 (1 review)
|Tents and Hills - Ian D Hawgood|
ian d. hawgood is a musician and teacher from tokyo, by way of oxford. essentially deaf until the age of ten, he felt and watched his way through childhood piano lessons. his work is still informed by that reaching, and today his process is focused on holding onto the myriad glimmers of landscape and place. 3-track portable in hand, he collects as many sounds as possible as he travels between london and tokyo...
Downloads: 3,914 (4 reviews)
|Moabi - Hanami - Moabi|
Moabi from Toulouse, France, collected three own pieces and two remixes for this fantastic release called "Hanami" (japanese for "enjoying the beauty of flowers"). Set up between Electronica, IDM, Experimental music and Ambient, all five pieces have a very unique, deep feeling. An impressive mix of beautiful melodies, intense atmosphere and twinkle-toed beats. Starting with the more beat-orientated "Hey You" the EP gets calmer with every following track, finding it's end in the quiet and subtle ...
Keywords: Moabi; Hanami; Electronica; Experimental; Ambient
Downloads: 4,567 (3 reviews)
|offthesky - rare decay - Jason Corder|
What an enormous output this year by Jason Corder aka offthesky. He has given us two great releases on term and autoplate. Now he returns with a 4-track-EP on Resting Bell. Musically related to the "Du Soleil ep" on atmoworks, "rare decay" presents four careful though stunning pieces. The entire release from beginning to end is a perfect compliment to lying down and watching the clouds lilt by. Or like listlessly gazing on a silent snow fall...
Keywords: offthesky; off the sky; ambient
Downloads: 4,295 (3 reviews)
|Lost Lanterns - Polar Living - Hawgood / Jones|
Lost Lanterns is the project of Ian Hawgood and Ben Jones. Both met at university and worked together in different bands, now teamed up to work alone on their music using live instrumentation, field recordings and computers. The first result of their work is "Polar Living", a 60-minute long, very atmospheric release with six tracks. It's a gentle combination of deep melodic keyboard elements with field recordings (made entirely in the UK countryside during autumn/winter time)...
Keywords: Lost Lanterns; Ambient; Electronica; Experimental
Downloads: 2,264 (4 reviews)
|Ian D Hawgood - Spiral Into Somewhere - Ian D Hawgood|
"I close my eyes, earmuffs blocking out the city noise. I have known sadness and I have known hate. I have stared at the darkness and it has just stared right back, knowing a compatriot. I close my eyes a little tighter and start feeling my way blindly back." Ian D Hawgood Compared with it's predecessor "The Fire Will Die At Night" Ian's new EP comes with a lighter, less dense atmosphere. Soft piano-spots, little melodies from far away and sometimes slightly moving beats find their way to your e...
Keywords: Ian D Hawgood; Ambient; Electronica
Downloads: 5,331 (5 reviews)
|Crepusculum - Sky Diaries EP [12rec.036] - Fred Baty|
The young lad behind the Crepusculum-moniker is Fred Baty from London. 'Crepusculum' is latin for sundown and suits the music of our December-release perfectly: the day is done, you're creeping home to take a rest, to chat with the ones you love, to do what life REALLY is about. This ambience of being-at-home is a also a fairly good Christmas-motive, so maybe the best time to enjoy Fred's Sky Diaries EP is now.....
Keywords: Crepusculum; Fred Baty; Guitar; Acoustic; Instrumental; Folk; Melodic; Herzog; 12rec; 12rec.036
Downloads: 40,857 (6 reviews)
|Ian D Hawgood - The Fire Will Die At Night - Ian D Hawgood|
"Fire rushes across the mountain. Its beautiful, and its all around me now. But the fire will die at night and I will realise that I am alone, remembering the way things used to be. This night has come too soon." Ian D Hawgood 03/11/07 00:45 4 tracks of enormous beauty are presented by Ian D Hawgood on "The Fire Will Die At Night". With great soundscapes and multiple layers of different soundsources, this EP catches you and leaves you with a soft shiver over your back...
Keywords: Ian D Hawgood; Ambient; Electronica
Downloads: 6,150 (7 reviews)